UEL Preview: Leicester City vs Slavia Prague, key stats, line-ups, odds, prediction

Jamie Vardy-Leicester City

After a goalless first leg in Prague last week, Leicester City will hope to qualify for the next round of the Europa League when they will engage with Slavia Prague in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League tie this Thursday.

Stadium: King Power Stadium 

Key Statistics

  • Leicester City are unbeaten in their last nine European games (W7, D2)
  • This season’s Europa League is the first the Foxes have been part of in their history
  • Slavia Prague have won four of the ten UEFA knockouts they have drawn the first leg
  • The Czech side have lost just three of their last 12 away games.

Leicester City

Leicester City will look to finish the job they started last week at Prague this Thursday when they welcome the Czech Champions Slavia Prague to the King Power.

The Foxes have been a very formidable side this season, as evidenced by their place in the Premier League standings. They entered this tie as the favourites but will be disappointed at not getting a goal in the first leg of this tie.

Brendan Rodgers’ team as expected dominated their hosts on the ball but could only muster a goal on target throughout the game. 

They will look to perform better at the King Power in what is their club’s first Europa League campaign and will fancy their chances against the Czech side.

Possible Leicester City line-ups 

Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Luke Thomas; Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans; Marc Albrighton, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy.

Slavia Prague 

Czech champions Slavia Prague will hope to go a step further in this year’s Europa League campaign when they travel to England.

Despite entering this tie as the lesser of both teams, the visitors put up a proper fight in the first leg of this tie, out shooting their visitors in Prague with 17 attempts at goal, against Leicester’s nine.

They will be looking to put up a proper fight and perhaps nick a precious away goal in England. Their chances of qualifying remain high, and their form certainly backs them up. 

They head into this tie unbeaten in 12 games and with one loss in 21 competitive games. 

Possible Slavia Prague line-ups 

Ondrej Kolar; Alexander Bah, Ondrej Kudela, Simon Deli, Oscar Dorley; Jakub Hromada, Lukas Provod; Abdallah Sima, Nicolae Stanciu, Peter Olayinka; Jan Kuchta.

Betting Odds

Leicester City : Draw : Slavia Prague :: 1.53 : 4.00 : 6.50


Leicester 2—1 Slavia Prague